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Hot coppers

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hot coppers parched tongue and throat after a bout of drinking
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. cuper—L. cuprum, a contr. of cyprium aes, 'Cyprian brass,' because found in Cyprus.

Usage

In literature:

The steely walls hurt my eyes; the sky was like hot copper.
"The Last of the Plainsmen" by Zane Grey
Then he fetched the hot water, which was in a copper pot.
"Where Angels Fear to Tread" by E. M. Forster
Turner took off his hat and mopped his brow; for it was very hot and the August sun was setting over a copper sea.
"The Last Hope" by Henry Seton Merriman
Take those hot coppers out of your pantaloons and fan yourself a little.
"Punchinello, Vol. II., No. 34, November 19, 1870" by Various
There are mines of silver, copper, lignite and salt, and many hot springs, including some of great repute medicinally.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
This is like a spinning copper disk getting hot.
"The Ambulance Made Two Trips" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
While the hot wind lasts, the air is of a heavy copper colour.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
Then take a piece of copper, zinc, or steel, which has previously been well cleaned, and dip it into hot white wax.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
But copper melts when it becomes very hot, as you saw when you made an arc light with the copper wires.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
The toothsome puddings had been contributed by the ladies of the city, and made hot and steaming in the great copper of the Palace kitchen.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893" by Various
In a few minutes, in hot weather in a few seconds, the acid will begin to act on the copper.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne
It has the burnish of hot copper!
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
Into this air, previously deprived of oxygen by red-hot copper and thoroughly dried, is led in a continuous stream.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Copper sauce pans should be cleaned with a rag, a little Sapolio and hot water.
"A Course of Lectures on the Principles of Domestic Economy and Cookery" by Juliet Corson
This country is rather hot, and particularly mountainous; there are no mines of gold or silver, but only of copper.
"Narrative of a Voyage to the West Indies and Mexico" by Samuel de Champlain
Then the aperture of the crucible is opened with the red-hot tongs, and the copper runs out.
"De Re Metallica" by Georgius Agricola
Her curls shone like Aunt Cordelia's copper hot-water jug, and her skirts stood out and flaunted.
"Emmy Lou's Road to Grace" by George Madden Martin
I got some water from the hot well; tasting o' copper and grease.
"Kit Musgrave's Luck" by Harold Bindloss
On the glowing fire stood a copper kettle with bubbling hot water, and an old negro was making tea for the Arabs.
"In the Foreign Legion" by Erwin Rosen
Shining copper tanks for hot water to make tea and boil the coffee caught and reflected the beams from flashlights carried by the marauders.
"The Orchard Secret" by Cleo Garis
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In poetry:

He lies like a copper palm
tree at three in the afternoon
by a hot sea
and a river, in Egypt, Tobago
"Egypt, Tobago" by Derek Walcott
When August days are hot an' dry,
When burning copper is the sky,
I 'd rather fish than feast or fly
In airy realms serene and high.
"In August" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
There was an Old Man of Columbia,
Who was thirsty, and called out for some beer;
But they brought it quite hot,
In a small copper pot,
Which disgusted that man of Columbia.
"Limerick: There was an Old Man of Columbia" by Edward Lear

In news:

As a new Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis site in Oakhaven found out, the market for copper and air-conditioning units is still white hot.
When coming in from the cold, depart from the obvious hot cocoa drink and instead unwind with one of these hearty, copper beers.
Catalytic converters, copper and other metals are a hot commodity for thieves because of their value, ease to steal and lack of identifying markings.
Over at the Ford booth, with scores of people milling about, sits a dazzling copper 1940 Ford coupe made by the six-man crew at Hollywood Hot Rods in Burbank.
Keystone plans to have doughnuts, hot cocoa and coffee for visitors on Friday, while Copper plans to pass out free drink specials.
Ryan Lowder left the New York chef life to come back home to Utah—and his Copper Onion is one of downtown's hot spots.
The recent hot weather here in the Copper Country has been bad enough for human beings who can make their own decisions.
A minimum 8 AWG copper bonding conductor is utilized to bond the hot and cold copper water piping rising from the ground to serve a hydromassage bathtub along with other metal components installed under the hydromassage bathtub.
We are planning to replace the hot and cold galvanized pipes within the very near future and we would like to install the mentioned plastic tubing — the installation looks easier than the copper or PVC pipe .
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In science:

The results of the analysis showed that the copper layer works well: the PCB hot side temperature becomes uniform to within one degree and a temperature drop of ∆T = 6 ◦C is generated with respect to the cold pit.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
This will maintain the required service temperature in the domestic hot water distribution piping. Domestic water piping will be type L hard copper with lead-free solder and will run overhead.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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